"Engaging Digital Tibet was created to enhance the teaching and learning
of Tibetan material history. The site contains an advanced, searchable
repository of Tibetan objects, as well as unique features for creating
and sharing descriptive annotations about the objects and their
significant parts, allowing for a collaborative decoding and description
of Tibetan culture itself."
16. Engaging Digital Tibet
The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning presents this
resource for the study of Tibet. Primarily a database of digital objects,
Engaging Digital Tibet provides tools that should enable instructors to
create valuable learning experiences. For each object, lengthy
annotations are provided, often linked to various details of the item. A
silk Hevajra Tapestry, ca. 13th century, can be displayed accompanied by
9 notes, contextualizing the piece, explaining that Hevajra is a
semi-wrathful form of Buddha, discussing the symbolism of the tapestry,
and that it was created for religious use. There is also a bibliographic
note with citations for more information, both online and in print.
Another example is a 20th century Medicine Buddha Wall Mural located
inside the Amgon Monastery. The object comes complete with a formal
analysis, pointing out that although the mural was created for religious
purposes, it is indeed a work of art. [DS]
Anyone know where to purchase Tibetan barley bread? I tried and failed
a few times to make it here. My recipe from "The Tassajara Bread Book".
Showing my age as it is from 1970.
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